Court talks about Iowa Constitution in video

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 17, 2014 at 3:10 a.m.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court on Wednesday will offer a short video to high school students about the state constitution.

The nine-minute orientation video will be available to social studies classrooms across the state. The high court is encouraging schools to show the video prior to two oral arguments that will be streamed live on the judicial branch website.

The video includes an explanation from Chief Justice Mark Cady on how the state constitution is used to resolve disputes between residents. Justice Daryl Hecht also explains the appeal process and what happens during oral arguments.

The court is releasing the video in partnership with the state Department of Education and the Iowa State Bar Association to celebrate Constitution Day, a national holiday honoring the U.S. Constitution.

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